While at Central, Bob Young was sophomore class president, a member of student council and Student Body President. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Regimental Commander of the ROTC units at Central and Centennial High Schools. Bob played three years of varsity basketball. He was on the All Conference Team his senior year and also played in the first All Star Basketball game. He was on the tennis team as a sophomore and the track team as a junior. Bob attended Colorado Boy's State in 1957.
Following graduation from Central in 1958, Bob earned his Bachelors degree from Harvard College and his MD degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He became board certified in Orthopedic Surgery following an orthopedic surgery residency program at Northwestern.
In 1972, Bob entered the military service as a Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps serving as Chief of Orthopedics at Kenner Army Hospital, Ft. Lee, Virginia. In 1974 he returned to Pueblo where he entered the private practice of orthopedic surgery. While in Pueblo he also taught orthopedics to Family Practice resident doctors in the Southern Colorado / University of Colorado Medical School Program, attaining the rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine.
In 2000 Bob moved to Marshalltown, Iowa where he practiced orthopedic surgery. He served on the Executive Committee of the hospital for 8 years and was Chief of Surgery for 6 years. Bob retired in 2012.
He has been active in the Boy Scouts of America for 35 years. He was an Eagle Scout and now runs the Eagle Scout Board of Review program for the district as well as serving on the district committee. He received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award, the council's highest award to an adult volunteer. During the summer of 2014, Bob spent 6 weeks at the council scout camp as the camp physician for 400 scouts and leaders.
Bob is a volunteer SHIIP councilor. SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is a national program to help senior citizens understand and navigate through Medicare, Part D drug program and Supplemental Insurance programs.
Bob holds a commercial pilot's license. Bob is married to his wife, Donna, an RN and Director of Out Patient Surgery at the hospital. He has 3 children, 3 stepchildren and 9 grandchildren.
Bob feels his education at Central was outstanding and was a springboard for his later education and life's activities.